Living in regional Australia often means returning to the same places to eat and drink over and over again. Unless you live in the Yarra Valley or Margaret River, in which case I commend you on your excellent life choices. I’m jealous.
Anyway, in Esperance it’s especially exciting to have somewhere new to go when the clouds have forced you off the beach and you find yourself with an afternoon to fill.
This was the case on Saturday when we went to Yirri Grove for a late lunch. Yirri Grove is a local olive and olive oil producer that has just opened its doors for lunch. It is located short drive outside the town (we followed a mud map on their Facebook page) and along the way you will pass idyllic, albeit a little dry, farmland.
Owner Anne warmly greeted us and we started by ordering a tasting plate so we could see just how good the olives are.
They were delicious. But I’m biased, I love olives! Especially ones infused with delicious add-ons like chilli and lemon.
Onto lunch, Emily ordered the chicken.
I had the salmon pizza, which was amazing!
Bec and Scott had the Angus beef. I had mild food envy.
We also purchased some takeaway iteams to enjoy later.
And the connoisseur olives, which I think are the best.
I plan on returning in a few weeks when we will bring visitors to Esperance. Next time I won’t make the mistake of ordering the smallest item on the menu! I had a brain fail and didn’t notice it was half the price of everything else and hence, would be smaller.
Seriously delicious. Make sure you pop in if you’re in the area.